Tag Archives: Paul LePage

MAINE: GOP Gov. Paul LePage Vows To Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Successful Ballot Measure

Talking Points Memo reports: Maine voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to become the first state in the nation to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative, approving the measure by a nearly 20-point margin. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage, a vehement opponent of Medicaid who has vetoed expansion bills five times since the Affordable Care Act became law, is threatening once again to ...

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Is Like Taking Down Monuments To 9/11

The Hill reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday defended President Trump’s claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, comparing Confederate memorials to those put up to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “I think what they are standing for ...

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MAINE: Gov Vows To Raise Voting Age In Retaliation For New Law Raising Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes

The Portland Press-Herald reports: Gov. Paul LePage said today that he would propose increasing the age to vote or join the military to 21 to be consistent with a new law hiking the legal age to buy tobacco. Unfortunately for LePage, two things would stand in his way: the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. military. Six days after the Legislature ...

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Maine Governor Busted Lying About His Lies

The Hill reports: The governor of Maine attacked the press earlier this week and accused reporters of spreading false information that he threatened to go on vacation during a government shutdown, but a new recording of a voicemail captures him mentioning the vacation. Gov. Paul LePage (R) accused the press of writing false news stories about him going on a ...

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Maine Governor: I Lie Just To Troll The “Vile” Press

Positively Trumpian. The Associated Press reports: Gov. Paul LePage lashed out at the media for reporting he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he sometimes concocts stories to mislead reporters. The Republican governor also characterized the state media as “vile,” ″inaccurate” and “useless.” “I just love to sit in my office and make up ...

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MAINE: Nutjob Gov. Paul LePage Announces 10-Day Vacation As Government Shutdown Continues

The Portland Press-Herald reports: Amid intense budget negotiations and a state shutdown, Governor Paul LePage has told lawmakers he’s taking a 10-day vacation. “He called the Senate president (Michael Thibodeau) and Sen. (Roger) Katz this morning to say he was leaving the state to go on vacation,” Thibodeau spokeswoman Krysta West said Monday afternoon. West said Thibodeau, R-Winterport, told her ...

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Texas Leads Nine States In Federal Appeals Court Demand To Legalize Anti-LGBT Business Discrimination

The Austin Statesman reports: Joined Thursday by Republican officials from eight other states, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged a federal appeals court to reinstate a Mississippi law that had been struck down as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. The Mississippi law, Paxton told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a legal brief, was intended to protect ...

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: I’m Proud To Be Deplorable

The Associated Press reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s proud to be “deplorable,” taking a jab at the insult leveled by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at her rival’s supporters. LePage made the wisecrack Thursday while introducing Donald Trump’s son, Eric, who came to Maine to stump for his father, the Republican presidential candidate. The younger Trump, accompanied by ...

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Paul LePage: I’m Never Speaking To The Media Again

Uh huh, yeah. Via Politico: Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday blamed a reporter in part for his fiery outburst to a state lawmaker last week and vowed never to speak with the press again. Despite telling a local radio station on Tuesday that he may or may not resign and acknowledging “maybe it’s time to move on,” his position ...

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Maybe I’ll Resign, Maybe Not

GOP Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn’t sorry for his racist tirades, but he still might resign. So he says today, at least. The Portland Press Herald reports: Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. “I’m ...

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GOP Maine Gov. Paul LePage Doubles Down: People Of Color Are The Enemy And You Shoot At The Enemy

From the New York Daily News: In a failed attempt to rebuke claims that he is a racist, Maine’s unhinged governor Paul LePage told a room full of reporters that people of color are the “enemy” in his state’s war against drugs. “You shoot at the enemy, don’t you?” LePage said during a tense press conference the day after leaving ...

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MAINE: Nutjob Gov. Paul LePage Calls Democrat A “Socialist Cocksucker” In Voicemail Melt Down [AUDIO]

Mother Jones reports: Just one day after claiming 90 percent of the drug-traffickers arrested in Maine are either black or Latino, the state’s combative governor Paul LePage left a threatening voicemail in which he called a state representative a “son of a bitch, socialist cocksucker.” According to LePage, Rep. Drew Gattine, a Democrat, was one of several local lawmakers who ...

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MAINE: Governor Blocks Rules For Trans Students

Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who is widely known as America’s craziest governor, yesterday stopped his state’s Department of Education from issuing rules intended to protect transgender students. The Associated Press reports: Rep. Matthea Daughtry of Brunswick says the rules are required by the 2013 Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in favor of Nicole Maines, a transgender student in Orono who ...

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MAINE: Former State Lawmaker Throws Jar Of Vaseline At GOP Gov. Paul LePage

Via the Huffington Post: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) abruptly ended a town hall event Thursday evening after a former state lawmaker threw a jar of Vaseline at him. Former state Rep. Joanne Twomey (D) missed LePage with the petroleum jelly. She was immediately escorted out of the auditorium by security and LePage ended the event, which had been intended ...

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